conservation

"Go With the Flow," original video/music by Ron Cohen
"Go With the Flow," original video/music by Ron Cohen
Visiting Scholar, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
How the next generation of naturalists can celebrate and protect the biodiversity of the canal that became a park in the heart of Washington, D.C.
Multiple alligators rest in grass beside a small body of water.

(Belle Long/George Washington University)

George Washington University
Patterns of U.S. land protection prioritize the great landscapes of the West over species richness or biodiversity, which are largely concentrated in the Southeast.
A woman looks at a bat held in her gloved hands and smiles.

Hohoff uses outreach opportunities to dispel misconceptions about bats. “Just showing people a picture of me holding a bat in my hand, they get an idea of scale,” she said. (Image courtesy of Tara Hohoff)

Northwestern University
Sarah Anderson reports: When COVID-19 emerged, conservation researcher Tara Hohoff was instructed to stop handling bats. This wasn’t implemented because the bats might give her the virus, but rather because she could transmit it to the bats.
Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
In this video essay, Planet Forward Correspondent Kaitlyn Copland reflects on her coastal upbringing and connects it to the importance of ocean conservation and education.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
This is the story of the history of the passenger pigeon's extinction, their ecological importance, and the project that is working to restore them.
Columbia University
This illustrated children's book explains how drought happens and what individuals (even kids!) can do to conserve water.
University of California, Berkeley
We can do our part in refurnishing our yards, and by extension our cities, for birds to feel at home in our neighborhoods (even though they may not have had a choice in moving in).
Man in cap stands on a pier holding a fishing rod, the line of which is cast into a body of blue water under a blue sky with white clouds.

Fisherman Mark Brooks fishes off the Sunshine Skyway North Pier. Mark is just one example of how fishing fosters community and sustainability. (Carter Weinhofer/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
With an increasing demand for waterfront properties and the growing impact of climate change, fishing communities are in danger; but, the societal and economic roles filled by fishing are irreplaceable.

(Photo by Matthew Johnson)

SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Matthew Johnson embarks on a journey to uncover how his local and global rock climbing community interprets the natural environments they interact in.
Cold Groundwater flowing into the Deshka River
Cold Groundwater flowing into the Deshka River
Middlebury College
There has been a longstanding consensus that ocean conditions are the primary driver for lower salmon returns. But in July of 2020, a study offered groundbreaking evidence that freshwater habitat health may play a large role too.

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